Free Webinar Series: Unemployment in the Time of COVID-19

Learn about Employee Rights, Unemployment Benefits, and Staying Job Ready


COVID-19 presents unique challenges for employees as unemployment rises, furloughs increase, and questions become more complicated to answer.
Join the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs’ Office of Workforce Development and Community Learning Center, and the Job Connector by MIT, as we discuss unemployment in the time of COVID-19.
This three-part webinar series is open to all local employment service providers and Cambridge residents.
To learn more and register for webinars, visit

Free Webinar: Employee Rights and Unemployment Benefits
Thursday, May 14
10:00am – 11:00am

Local employment attorney Beth Myers will discuss the legal aspects of employment and unemployment during COVID-19, including:

  • Laws that protect an employed person’s rights to timely payment and benefits
  • CARES Act and new eligibility for unemployment
  • New protections for employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Free Webinar: Applying for Unemployment Benefits
Thursday, May 21
10:00am – 11:00am

The City’s Office of Workforce Development and Community Learning Center explain the application process for Unemployment Insurance.

  • Step-by-Step walkthrough of the unemployment application
  • Overview of common pitfalls users experience when trying to apply
  • Question and answer session

Free Webinar: Staying Job Ready
Thursday, May 28
10:00am – 11:00am

The Job Connector by MIT presents tips and strategies on how to stay “job ready” during COVID-19.

  • Tips on writing an effective resume and cover letter
  • Professionally navigating phone and Zoom interviews
  • Debunking common employment rumors during COVID-19

For more details and to register, visit:
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